Skyscrapers the card game

Another idea that I have to jot down before I forget.

These are initial thoughts and not tested.

Skyscraper the Card Game is a game for 2 to 4 players.  The goal is to create the highest set of skyscrapers (column of cards).

The deck consists of 120 cards.  Four colours with cards numbered 1 to 10 with 1 set of red, 2 sets of blue, 3 sets of green and 4 sets of yellow cards (100 cards), 15 foundation cards and five event cards.

The deck is shuffled and each player dealt 10 cards.

On a round the following occurs:

  1. The top two cards of the deck are revealed
  2. The players bid on the cards by playing a card from their hand face down
  3. The bids are revealed – the highest card gets to choose one card from either the two revealed or from one of the opponents’ bid cards.
  4. The players resolve highest to lowest – the two cards left are discarded (I am thinking of having the winner have the ability to discard one card as well as choosing first.
  5. In case of a tie the winner is resolved by colour – red, blue, green then yellow
  6. The players then build their skyscrapers by placing sequential numbers from 1 up
  7. If players build past level 4 or 8 they must play a foundation card – players do not have to build
  8. If players change colours they must play a foundation card
  9. Players replenish their hands by drawing 2 cards
  10. Then the bidding phase begins again
I am thinking of using a rainbow mechanism where players can change colours as long as they go from a primary to a secondary colour or vice versa…this might mean more cards.
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About Clive

Just an average guy who loves board games, movies, musics, books, comic books, video games and anything else fun.
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